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Is your child Dyslexic or finding it difficult to read?

Come Along To Our Open Coffee Morning in the Ardkeen Library on 17th of January 2018; 14th of February 2018; 14th of March 2018; 11th April 2018; 9th of May 2018; 13th of June For Information, Advice & Support check out the Waterford Dyslexia group.

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 26th January at 8pm at Fenor National School. Bus will leave shop at Riverstown at 7.15. All are welcome.

FREE Course - Helping People with Parkinsons

You are invited to the launch of a new 5-week course which is designed to incorporate a complete holistic approach to helping people with Parkinson's. It's not just medication and/or exercise that gives people the best results of improving their quality of life, but also having a positive mental attitude and a good nutritional diet is imperative too.

Every week special guests will share their professional knowledge and experience on how they can help PWP including psychotherapist, physiotherapist, fitness instructor, nutritionist and an Alexander technique teacher.

This is a once off FREE COURSE for maximum of 10 dedicated people who will commit to turning up every week from 11.00am to 1pm and doing their weekly homework. Every participant will be assessed before they start the course and their gait, movement and balance recorded and again at the end of the course so we can clearly see the improvement everybody has made.

The exercises will change weekly and a recording of each 20-minute exercise will be given to each member to practice EVERY SINGLE DAY. Everybody will also get notes and exercises to complete for the following week. The exercises will be a combination of Smovey and PD Warrior and also showing very practical exercises like how to turn over in bed and also reset the vestibular system. We will end each session with a cup of tea or coffee as it's also so important to have a social scene where you can speak to your peers who understand exactly what you're going through and help, support and encourage each other.

This is the 1st course like this in Ireland (or anywhere else for that matter) and organisers are 100% confident that if the participants do the daily exercises and listen to our experts advise, this really can be the start of something AMAZING.

If you are interested in attending this course, please come to the launch day on Tuesday 23rd January @ 11am, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Waterford or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Actual course starting Tuesday 20th Feb from 11am to 1pm for 5 weeks up to and including 20th March.

New Year, New You at Carrickphierish Library

Whatever your New Year's Resolution is, Carrickphierish Library has you covered! We are holding a series of free events every Tuesday morning at the start of 2018 to help you kick-start those New Year's Resolutions.

Carrickphierish Library Branch Manager Melanie Cunningham says "Our New Year, New You program in Carrickphierish Library is a great opportunity for those looking for some inspiration or for anyone perhaps overwhelmed with the amount of information out there for Nutrition, Job Searching, Money Management and Affordable Childcare. We are bringing in expert advisors in each of these fields to provide people with the best information and get them started on their way. This series of talks are free to all, but places are limited so get booking if you are interested!”

This is a free event, open to all for booking, contact Carrickphierish Library on 0761 10 2696.


- Affordable Childcare Talk with Waterford Childcare Committee, Tuesday 23rd January at 10.30-11.30am

- Money Management Session with Waterford MABS, Tuesday 30th January at 10.30-11.30am

- Nutrition Workshop with Jemma Kehoe, Carrickphierish Library, 6th February 2018, 11.30-12.30pm

- As always, Every Tuesday morning at 10.30am we have a Meditation Drop in Session held by Michael Dalton, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, this is €5 per session and open to all, just drop in.

Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland – Ferrybank Library is taking part in a new national initiative funded by Healthy Ireland.

This programme "Healthy Ireland at your Library” will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information, with a focus on these subject areas:-

- Healthy childhood

- Healthy Eating & Active Living

- Positive Ageing

- Tobacco Free

- Alcohol

- Mental Health

The library will provide a new book stock, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing.

Talks, discussions and workshops will also take place – watch this space for further details or logon to our website For further information contact the library on 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Paddy Scanlon will lead a walkto Coum Eag area of the Comeraghs next Sunday 21st January. BOOTS ESSENTIAL, food, hot drink, and water, extra clothes, gloves and hat also advised. Meet at the Hypermarket, Morgan Street, Waterford at 10am,. All details from Dick on 086 2652768.

Dance Thru The Decades

Dance Thru The Decades with Live DJ Moorhouse playing music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's & 10's Friday 9th February @ St. Patrick's Gateway Centre starts 8pm tickets €10 bookings

Calling alll Waterford Singers & Musicians

Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song contest calls all Waterford singers and musicians as the search returns in 2018 for Ireland's greatest cover version!

Waterford band The Renegades were shortlisted in 2016 and In The Willows followed suit by being also shortlisted in 2017. Now the hunt for Ireland's greatest cover version begins afresh this January as the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye returns for another nationwide search. Having established itself as one of Ireland's most popular song contests, thousands of promising Irish musicians have entered the competition since its inception in 2013, many of whom have continued on to aspiring careers in the music industry, such as Stephanie Rainey, Hvmmingbird and Brave Giant.

Running in partnership with Ireland's leading digital platform, JOE, the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye contest asks musicians from all over Ireland to choose and record their favourite cover version and send it to, where a panel of industry judges will select a Top Ten from all entrants. This will be whittled down to a Top 5, who will be asked to perform their track live at Dublin's iconic venue Whelan's at a National Final in March.

The judges for this year's competition include one of this country's finest frontwomen, Jess Kavanagh from BARQ, rising singer songwriter Jack O'Rourke and JOEshow presenter, Paddy McKenna. Not only will the winner walk away with a cash prize of €1500, they will also be guaranteed a slot at one of Ireland's best music events next summer – Indiependence Music & Arts Festival.

During the competition, JOE will host a live audition for a number of artists that will be filmed by its production team. "I'm very excited to judge another year of this competition,” said Paddy McKenna. I'm really looking forward to discovering new talent and showcasing it to a much wider Irish audience. We can't wait to hear what is out there and during the competition we'll be hosting some of the best songs and videos on JOE and Her”.

Musicians are asked to record their favourite cover version (on video or MP3) and to enter the competition through For more information

CSI: Cycle for Care

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts from Waterford to join him and his daughter Evelyn on the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this June. The duo will lead the way, covering 600km across the stunning landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in just 5 days. They will be pedalling for the IHF's Nurses for Night Care service, which provides care to people in their own homes at the end of life right around the country.

Flights, accommodation and full board are included and full details can be found at or by calling 01 6793188. Registration closes Friday 16 March.


Letters to the Editor

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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